Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Two New Fantasy Novels Unleashed!

Two epic fantasy novels, Matthew Sturges' Midwinter and Tom Lloyd's The Twilight Herald (Book Two of the Twilight Reign quintet) are now shipping from Amazon and other online vendors. They should showing up in physical stores in a week or so as well.

Midwinter: Winter comes to the land only once in a hundred years. But the snow covers ancient secrets: secrets that could topple a kingdom. Mauritaine was a war hero. Then he was accused of treason and sentenced to life without parole at Crere Sulace, a dark and ancient prison in the mountains, far from the City Emerald. But now the Seelie Queen – Regina Titania herself – has offered him one last chance to redeem himself, an opportunity to regain his freedom and his honor.

The Twilight Herald: Lord Bahl is dead and the young white-eye, Isak, stands in his place; less than a year after being plucked from obscurity and poverty the charismatic new Lord of the Farlan finds himself unprepared to deal with the attempt on his life that now spells war, and the possibility of rebellion waiting for him at home. The Twilight Herald is the second book in a powerful new series that combines inspired world-building, epic battles, and high emotion to dazzling effect.


ces said...

Just ordered Midwinter from Amazon.

Lou Anders said...

I am really pleased with how the cover came out.

Shirt'n'Tie said...

Hi there Lou!

Greetings from Tipperary, in a wet and cold Ireland. Just a quick line to say “hi” and also that FF2 is TERRIFIC! You very kindly answered a question of mine when you swung by Mr Mallozzi’s Blog last year for FF1. (a belated thank you there!)
I’m a regular over there…mention my screen name and watch Joe’s eyes roll heaven-ward!

Any-hoo, just to let you know, I picked up a magazine here called “Death Ray”, it’s a Sci-Fi periodical (UK based I think), published by Black Fish Publishing…… ( and edited by Guy Hayley.

Reason I mention it is on this issue (#17, Feb/march 2009), there is a great write-up on FF2 by Thom Hutchinson. Check out page 149.

I particularly like:
“May the series continue – while other anthologies look to check the pulse of SF, Anders seems determined to be the pulse, and that alone demands celebration”
Couldn’t have put it better myself!! Continued success!

From Shirt’n’Tie

Lou Anders said...

Hey Shirt'n'Tie - I remember your screenname from that interview. Great to here from you and I can't thank you enough for pointing that out. I'll go look for issue 17 this weekend. We're a little behind, so it may not be out over here yet. Issue 16 just appeared a few weeks ago (which I happen to have an article in, ahem, on the state of SF), so I'm glad to hear they liked FF2, and gladder still that you did!